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Ski Appeal

Warren Miller’s latest film, Like There’s No Tomorrow, more than lives up to its title. The movie offers all the death-defying ski and snow action that we’ve come to expect from the extreme-sports movie producer. For those who want a taste of adventure without challenging death on rugged Chilean slopes, there is hope. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the Bohemian and Lagunitas Brewing Co. host a party to celebrate the North Bay film release of Miller’s latest, providing the opportunity to tell your gnarliest Black Diamond tale over pint specials. Enter to win a trip for two to Heavenly, shuttle bus trips to Tahoe and tickets to the Nov. 17 film premiere at the Wells Fargo Center. The pre-party gets down on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Lagunitas Tap Room. 1280 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma. 6:30–9pm. Free. 707.527.1200.

Tot Hike

Jim and Betty Doerksen purchased Ranchero Mark West, a 122-acre property five miles east of Santa Rosa, in 1967. Since then, they’ve planted countless trees and rejuvenated the property’s creeks. The Doerksens take forest stewardship very seriously; for the past 12 years, they’ve partnered with open-space preservationists Landpaths to offer educational and family outings that teach and inspire stewardship in the next generation. This weekend, as part of their “No Child Left Inside” series, Landpaths offers a “New Parents Hike” geared toward those with kids two and under, though older siblings are also welcome. Take the kids outside on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Ranchero Mark West. 11am. Free. Participants must RSVP at for more details and exact meeting location.